DEADLINE: 04 September 2020 18:00 (Japan standard time)
We are constantly scanning our map for new opportunities for audiovisual artists, especially outside the European network.
It is quite hard to map out the Asian audiovisual scene, mostly due to language barriers and different social media landscape.
Therefore we are very pleased to present you with this art contest for the Tokyo based media arts festival.
The Japan Media Arts Contest is a long-lasting institution reaching its 24th edition this year. The call is open to all audiovisual artists worldwide and encompasses the following categories:
Art Division | Entertainment Division | Animation Division | Manga Division
For each division the elected jury will award the following prizes, based on the artistic value and creativity of the artwork:
Grand Prize (1.000.000 JPY), Excellence Awards (500.000 JPY), Social Impact Award (500.000 JPY), New Face Awards (300.000 JPY), U-18 Award (certificate, trophy), Special Achievement Award (certificate).
It is interesting to notice the wide range of categories not necessarily related to the new media arts world. The inclusion of animation and manga highlights their wide recognition in the Japanese scene as special forms of art.
The Japan Media Arts Contest offers opportunities for young and emerging artists as well as recognized professionals making the audiovisual event a turning point every year for artistic innovation and excellency.
The Japan Media Arts Festival has been awarding prizes to outstanding artistic works since its establishment in 1997.
It is supported by The Agency of Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan to develop and promote the creation of Japanese and international media arts.
Through the annual Exhibition of Award-winning Works, the festival has offered the opportunity to the audience of directly appreciating these celebrated works.
The attendants are also invited to participate to the side events such as symposia, screenings and artists’ showcases.